The Department of Environment (DOE) seeks to develop and support environmental citizenship by promoting awareness, understanding and appreciation of our natural environment. Together with other government agencies, non-profit organizations and the private sector the DOE has contributed to the structure, programmes and funding of environmental education in the Cayman Islands.

Resources for the public include brochures, application forms, and permits, publications and reports, newsletters, a video library, and a Freedom of Information Publication guide and Publication Scheme.

We also maintain a collection of resources for teachers. Of particular note is the Coral Gardens Teacher’s Guide. This guide provides background information on the complexity of coral reefs and their surrounding environment, the threats that they are facing, and the possible solutions to these threats.

The DOE also houses a small library of books, scientific papers, and other scientific literature. Members of the public are welcomed to view these materials during normal business hours.

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